Finished treatment in August 1998

I’m 24 years old and have been happily married to my best friend and the love of my life for a little over three years and we have a beautiful daughter. After a long five years, I graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver in December with a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences. I have also been working part-time for the City and County of Denver as a Public Safety Cadet. As a Cadet, I have had the privilege of working with the Denver Police, Fire, and Sheriff Departments. Through the Cadet Program I have been given the chance to encounter numerous unforgettable experiences and the opportunity to further my education by having my college tuition paid for by the program, which I am extremely thankful for and will never forget!

In May 1997, I was diagnosed with the malignant brain tumor Medulloblastoma. Brain surgery was decided upon and successfully removed majority of the tumor.  After recovering from my surgery, I completed weeks of radiation to my head and spine, as well as months of chemotherapy to destroy what was left of the tumor after surgery.  My therapy was completed in August 1998, and now ten years later, I am doing great and have no complaints!